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Alta Ski Resort

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Alta features some of North Americas best skiing conditions. In our test we do not really consider snowfall and snow conditions but it’s definitely a plus factor that the super steep slopes at Alta...
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last update on Mar 4, 2019
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Mountain Stats

Elevation8530 ft - 10551 ft
Opening DayNov 23, 2018
Closing DayApr 21, 2019
Capacity 13340 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult $104
1 day child $54
All rates & fees

Lifts

1
6
Total 7
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Green Circle
Moderate
Blue Squared
Advanced
Black Diamond
Extreme
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 2199 acres
Number of Slopes 57

Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 8530 ft and 10551 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Utah. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2021 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1184 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Alta is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Utah.
  • It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Utah.
  • Season starts on Nov 23 and ends on Apr 21 (149 days). Average season duration in the USA is 119 days.
  • During the season (from Nov 23 till Apr 21) the average snow depth at Alta is 100 ". Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average base depth of 120 ".
  • Alta features 63 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 66 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days.

News

Come and visit one of the best ski resorts in the USA.In October 2009 Ski Magazine has voted Alta number 1 in snow quality and overall satisfaction. Alta is located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon which is only 25 miles from Salt Lake City. It only takes you 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport to this wonderful resort. Alta offers 890 hectares of ski fun. It is a skiing only resort,  snowboarding is not allowed.
Besides trails for all levels of ability there is also a 5km groomed Nordic track. The Alta Ski Shop offers classic, skate, telemark and snowshoe rentals. If you want to learn skiing you can visit the Alf Engen Ski School where an experienced team will introduce you to the sport of skiing. Besides kids classes it also offers classes for adults. A special offer are the telemark workshops which are perfect if you want to try something new. Furthermore, there is the Junior Explorers Program. Children from 5 to 7 can participate in this progam that stretches across 7 weeks. On 7 Saturdays or Sundays your child will become a skilled skier. If you´re an adventurous type you can try the guided off trail skiing tour in the Grizzly Gulch Bowl. During your ride you will drop 2740 metres. Snowboarders are also welcome to join in.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
2%

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Talabfahrt
Length: 2.5 miles
Vertical Drop: 2017.7 ft

Nightskiing

Nightskiing possible

Contact

Alta Ski Area
UT 84092
Alta
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+1 801 359 1078
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